Founder & CEO

Dr. Stéfanie von Hlatky is the Founder & CEO of the Global Security Innovation Council and an internationally-recognized professor from Queen’s University.

Dr. von Hlatky was appointed as the Director of the Queen’s Centre for International and Defence Policy (CIDP) in 2013, where she has led a team of security and defence experts specializing in regional security cooperation, military affairs, foreign and defence policy, as well as violent extremism and counterterrorism.

She received her Ph.D. in Political Science from Université de Montréal in 2010, where she was also Executive Director of the Centre for International Peace and Security Studies. She’s held positions at Georgetown University’s Center for Peace and Security Studies, the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars, Dartmouth College’s Dickey Center for International Understanding, the Centre for Security Studies at ETH Zurich and was a Fulbright Visiting Research Chair at the University of Southern California’s Centre for Public Diplomacy.

She has published in the Canadian Journal of Political Science, the Canadian Foreign Policy Journal, International Journal, European Security, Asian Security, as well as the Journal of Transatlantic Studies.Dr. von Hlatky has published three books: a monograph with Oxford University Press entitledAmerican Allies in Times of War: The Great Asymmetry (2013); The Future of US Extended Deterrence(co-edited with Andreas Wenger) with Georgetown University Press (2015); and Going to War? Trends in Military Interventions (co-edited with H. Christian Breede) with McGill-Queen’s University Press (2016).

Dr. von Hlatky is the founder of Women in International Security-Canada and current Chair of the Board. She has received grants and awards from NATO, the Canadian Department of National Defence, the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada, the Government of Ontario’s Ministry of Research and Innovation and Fulbright Canada.